November 15, 2010 Timothy Prickett Morgan
You know the old saying: One door closes, and another one opens. Last week, a door closed for customers using Apple‘s Xserve rack-mounted servers, and just possibly a door opened for IBM‘s Power Systems division. The door was actually kind of slammed in Apple Xserve customers’ faces, in fact, not merely closed. So if you think AS/400 shops are the only server customers who are fiercely loyal to their platform and yet get mistreated by their platform’s maker, you are wrong.
Here’s the deal. Apple announced on November 4 that it was getting out of the rack-mounted server